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Old 01-29-2004, 04:46 PM   #1
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Help with drivers

Hi...I tried to install drivers for my onboard Network card (nForce2 board) from the .tar.gz files downloaded off nvidia's site. I put them on a floppy, boot into slack, and mount the drive. I unarchive them, then:

cd nvidia
make install

which both went great. I then did modprobe nvnet, and it gave me a bunch of errors:

/lin/modules/2.422/kernel/drivers/net/nvnet.o Unresolved ...(a few things, including ADAPTER...that's all I can remember)

"You are trying to load a module with out a GPL license and it has unresolved symbols. The module may be trying to access GPL only syumbols but the problem is more likely a coding/user error.

/lin/modules/2.422/kernel/drivers/net/nvnet.o nvnet failed!

Any ideas as to why this wouldn't work? Thanks for the help!

Old 01-29-2004, 04:57 PM   #2
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Distribution: Slackware 10 ; Gentoo ; OpenBSD 3.6
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Check any README's or documentation that were in the archive with the driver you downloaded. There could be a problem with your kernel.

However, In my experience whenever I get unresolved symbols in modules it is becuase they were compiled for a different kernel. So probably what is happening is you are compiling the kernel with headers for a different kernel.

Check the install docs for the driver and find out if there is an easy way to check, or just look in the makefile to make sure it is pointing to the right path for your kernel source tree and include dir.


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